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Prague Crossroads of Europe
ISBN: HB: 9781789140095, Reaktion Books, December 2018
280 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 100 illus., 70 in colour
Thirty years ago Prague was a closed book to most Westerners. Today it is Europe's fifth most-visited city, surpassed only by London, Paris, Istanbul and Rome. With a stunning natural location on the Vltava river and a spectacular potpourri of Romane...
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£14,95
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Coffee A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781789140026, Reaktion Books, December 2018
176 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 60 illus., 50 in colour
Coffee is a global beverage: it is grown commercially on four continents and consumed enthusiastically in all seven. There is even an Italian espresso machine on the International Space Station. Coffee's journey has taken it from the forests of Ethio...
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£11,99
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Company Curiosities Nature, Culture and the East India Company, 1600-1874
ISBN: HB: 9781789140033, Reaktion Books, December 2018
352 pp., 25x19 cm, 160 illus., 100 in colour
For nearly three hundred years, the East India Company dominated British trade and relations with Asia. It made handsome profits for shareholders but also provided collectors in Europe with natural specimens and man-made rarities that were prized for...
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Short History of the Shadow
ISBN: PB: 9781780239880, Reaktion Books, December 2018
304 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 110 illus.
In this investigative tour de force, now available in a new format edition, Victor I. Stoichita untangles the history of one of the most enduring technical and symbolic challenges to confront Western artists: the depiction and meanings of shadows....
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North Pole Nature and Culture
ISBN: PB: 9781789140088, Reaktion Books, December 2018
208 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 100 illus., 50 in colour
In "North Pole", Michael Bravo explains how visions of the North Pole have been supremely important to the world's cultures and political leaders, from Alexander the Great to neo- Hindu nationalists. Tracing poles and polarity back to sacred ancient...
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Birch
ISBN: HB: 9781789140118, Reaktion Books, November 2018
256 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 100 illus., 80 in colour
Elegant and beautiful, rich in history and supremely useful, birches have played an extraordinary yet largely unrecognized part in shaping both our natural environment and the material culture and beliefs of millions of people around the world. For...
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£16,00
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Rose
ISBN: HB: 9781789140132, Reaktion Books, November 2018
208 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 100 illus., 80 in colour
The rose is the world's favourite flower – and always has been. It is the greatest floral symbol of love and romance the world over, and touches people's hearts at many points in their lives as the flower most often chosen to celebrate significant mi...
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Destruction of Art Iconoclasm and Vandalism since the French Revolution
ISBN: PB: 9781780239842, Reaktion Books, November 2018
448 pp., 19.8x12.9 cm, 151 illus.
In January 2006 a man tried to break Marcel Duchamp's "Fountain" sculpture with a small hammer. The sculpted foot of Michelangelo's David was damaged in 1991 by a purportedly mentally ill artist. Each such incident confronts us with the unsettling dy...
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£12,99
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Mercury
ISBN: HB: 9781789140125, Reaktion Books, November 2018
176 pp., 22x17.1 cm, 100 illus., 60 in colour
The last of the five naked-eye planets discovered in ancient times, Mercury has long been an elusive, enigmatic world. As seen from the Earth, it never emerges far from the Sun, and astronomers in the telescopic era found it challenging to work out s...
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Afghanistan A History from 1260 to the Present Day
ISBN: HB: 9781789140101, Reaktion Books, November 2018
784 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 105 illus.
Located at the intersection of Asia and the Middle East, Afghanistan has been strategically important for thousands of years. Its ancient trade routes and strategic position between India, Inner Asia, China, Persia and beyond has meant the region has...
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